Friday, 29 August 2014

Nuclear Weapons are not a sign of Strength, but a path to extinction of Human Race & Mother Earth

In 1954, some engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory made a little miscalculation before a nuclear weapons test. Their hydrogen bomb was more than twice as powerful as expected. It created a 15 megaton blast that showered a Japanese fishing boat and several Pacific islands with radioactive fallout. Hindsight and history have shown us the terrifying and tragic effects of nuclear weapons testing, especially when controlled conditions go awry, and in light of today’s nuclear weapons which are far more powerful and destructive Subsequent incidents world-wide have provided compelling reasons for the need to observe the International Day against Nuclear Tests.

Today, 29th August 2014 is being observed as The International Day against Nuclear Tests which is need of the hour seeing the catastrophic effects of Nuclear Experiments all over the world from last 5 decades. It was established on December 2, 2009 at the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly by the resolution 64/35, which was adopted unanimously. The resolution in particular calls for increasing awareness "about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world”. The resolution was initiated by Kazakhstan together with several sponsors and cosponsors to commemorate the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site on August 29, 1991. Following the establishment of the International Day against Nuclear Tests, in May 2010 all state parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons committed themselves to "achieve the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.

Since nuclear weapons testing began in the mid-twentieth century, with the first test on 16 July 1945, nearly 2,000 have taken place. There has been little consideration of the devastating effects of testing on human life, let alone the understanding of nuclear fallout from atmospheric tests. Early on, having nuclear weapons was a measure of scientific sophistication or military might. Today, it is an ugly race which is leading to Nuclear Tests without taking necessary security measures in place because every country wants to have nuclear weapons so that they are not left behind the Supreme Powers of the world.

2010 marked the inaugural commemoration of the International Day against Nuclear Tests. Each year, since then, the day has been observed by coordinating various activities throughout the world, such as symposia, conferences, exhibits, competitions, publications, and instruction in academic institutions, media broadcasts and others. A number of events have been held at United Nations Headquarters, as well. Similar activities are planned for the 2013 observance.

The International Day against Nuclear Tests, together with other events and actions, has fostered a global environment with more optimistic prospects towards a world free of nuclear weapons. There have been visible signs of progress on various fronts but, equally, challenges remain. We hope that one day all nuclear weapons will be eliminated. Until then, there is a need to observe International Day against Nuclear Tests as we work towards promoting peace and security world-wide.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Pardeep Sran, a student of BFGI is selected among top 10 contestants of “India’s Raw Star”

It’s a matter of Pride for Baba Farid Group of Institutions that Pardeep Sran, a student of MBA at Baba Farid College of Management & Technology is selected among the top 10 singers in the recently occurring singing talent show named “ India’s Raw Star” which will be shown at National Channel Starplus. Pardeep Sran had already won the heart of lakhs of people by winning the Punjabi singing contest “Voice of Punjab” in the year 2011.

Born and brought up in Malout, 22 year old Pardeep Singh believes music is his friend. Folk songs are his forte. It can be said that music runs in his family as his father is a singer too. He enjoys playing musical instruments like the Harmonium, Dafli and Tumbi.

India’s Raw Star is a platform to find the ultimate performing artist who, with an unconventional and original style, can bring in a visual experience to music. Someone who can go beyond only singing and create a distinct style of music, irrespective of his/her singing language or music genre. Yo Yo Honey Singh, India’s youth icon will be a mentor-judge-friend to the budding Raw Stars, and had himself conducted India’s first ever digital only auditions.

 Pardeep through his melodious voice is the only person in the Punjab state who is been selected among the top 10 singers at “India’s Raw Star” contest. It’ worth mentioning this show will be judged by the very famous rapper, music director & Singer; Honey Singh. India’s Raw Star will be hosted by the very popular and pretty face Known as the winner of winner of Big Boss 7 in 2013 and first runner-up of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 in 2009, Gauhar Khan. Pardeep’s Father Parkash Sran, residing in Fazilka’s Village named as Aazamwala is a folk singer & successful farmer. Pardeep’s mother, Amrit Sran is a wonderful teacher as well a great writer. With the immense support given by pardeep’s parent to his child, he was able to win “International Dance Competition” at the age of 12.

Singing has always been Pardeep’s passion from his childhood. He is a marvelous singer who has also won gold medal at Youth Fest in “Folk Singing” Competition during his college days. Pardeep has won lot many positions and medals not only in singing & dancing competition but also in sports activities. He has won loads of medals in swimming, hockey, throw ball, basketball etc. competitions at state level. Pardeep while pursuing his studies made loads of practice to reach at “India’s Raw Star” contest.

Pardeep’s parents are sharing the credit of Pardeep’s great success not only with god but also with his relatives, Chairman, BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal, Admin Director, BFGI, Mrs. Parmjit Kaur Dhaliwal and teachers as all these people have supported pardeep and gave him so many golden opportunities to showcase his wonderful talent to everyone. , Chairman, BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal congratulated Pardeep’s parents on pardeep’s grand success. Mr. Dhaliwal said that, “BFGI is really proud of Pardeep as he is the only singer from Punjab whi is been selected among top 10 contests of ‘India’s Raw Star’ 2014 and now he needs a great support from whole of Punjab to win this contest.” The program is going to start on 24th August and will be broadcasted at 7:00 pm on every Sunday at starplus. 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Yes, Youth….. It’s yours Day…!

An outside glance of an international World Youth Day would ignite a bystander’s curiosity as huge crowds of young people flood the city streets. Some might cringe at the thought of those words, wondering what delinquency is in store, but to witness this gathering would end those fears. The happenstance observer would witness not angst and malice, but smiles and joy, singing and dancing young people, culture upon culture and nation upon nation, proudly holding their flags high (or wearing them), greeting one another in peace, trading their tokens, humbly realizing how small they are in a world of people, and strengthened to witness so many who share their convictions. How did it all begin?

In 1984 at the close of the Holy Year of Redemption, over 300,000 young people from around the world responded to the invitation of His Holiness John Paul II for an International Jubilee of youth on Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s square. Looking out to the crowds who answered his invitation he said, “What a fantastic spectacle is presented on this stage by your gathering here today! Who claimed that today’s youth has lost their sense of values? Is it really true that they cannot be counted on?” It was at this gathering that the Holy Father entrusted to the youth what is now known as the World Youth Day Cross, to be carried throughout the world as a symbol of the love of Christ for humanity.

What do people do?
Many activities and events that take place around the world on International Youth Day promote the benefits that young people bring into the world. Many countries participate in this global event, which may include youth conferences on issues such as education and employment. Other activities include concerts promoting the world’s youth, as well as various sporting events, parades and mobile exhibitions that showcase young people’s achievements.

The UN defines the worlds’ youth as the age group between 15 and 24 years old, making up one-sixth of the human population. Many of these young men and women live in developing countries and their numbers are expected to rise steeply. The idea for International Youth Day was proposed in 1991 by young people who were gathered in Vienna, Austria, for the first session of the UN’s World Youth Forum. The forum recommended that an International Youth Day be declared, especially for fundraising and promotional purposes, to support the United Nations Youth Fund in partnership with youth organizations.

In 1998 a resolution proclaiming August 12 as International Youth Day was adopted during the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth. That recommendation was later endorsed by the UN General Assembly in 1999. International Youth Day was first observed in 2000. One of the year’s highlights was when eight Latin American and Caribbean youth and youth-related organizations received United Nations World Youth Awards in Panama City, Panama.

The UN logo is often associated with marketing and promotional material for this event. It features a projection of a world map (less Antarctica) centered on the North Pole, enclosed by olive branches. The olive branches symbolize peace and the world map represents all the people of the world. It has been featured in black against a white background.

International Youth Day will be taking place on 12 August 2014 to recognize efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. It will bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society.  It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.

This year, the theme will be “Youth and Mental Health” under the slogan ‘Mental Health Matters’. Youth with mental health conditions can often experience stigma and discrimination, which in turn can lead to exclusion and/or discourage people from seeking help for fear of being negatively ‘labelled’.12 August was designated as International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999.

The 2014 observance of International Youth Day will raise awareness on this important topic “Mental Health Matters”, as well as highlight the experiences of brave, young individuals who have chosen to speak out about these issues with the objective of overcoming stigma and discrimination to ensure that young people with mental health conditions can lead full and healthy lives free from isolation and unnecessary shame, and openly seek the services and support they need.

It is an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, as well as an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and hardships facing the world’s youth. Thematic discussions and information campaigns will take place on 12 August 2014 across the world, to encourage both Member States and the general public to understand the needs of young people, to implement policies to help them overcome the challenges they face, and to help young people into the decision-making process.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Salary, Stardom, Skills & Success depends on how regular you are…!

During their high school career, students may instigate to question the significance of a regular college education. They might find themselves asking, “Why is it essential to go to college?” The counter is that, more than ever, attending college provides opportunities for regular degree holders which are not as prevalent to those who have just received their correspondent degree sitting dumb at their own places."

With an economy only gradually recovering from a profound recession and jobs still scarce those in quest of employment are increasingly comprehending the worth and significance of a regular college degree. Oftentimes, because of such an overpoweringlyhefty pool of seekers, an applicant without a regular Associate’s, Bachelor’s or even a Master’s degree can automatically be thrown out of an employer’s hunt, all for a simple lack of certifiable credentials. Whether you have never set foot in a college classroom, or whether you’ve taken a few courses but never completed a degree in the college, this may be the time to initiate thinking sincerely about your education and further, your career goals.

BFGI is a ground-breaking institution of North India region where scholarly activity and innovations are appreciated and encouraged. BFGI is one of the biggest institutions of the region in terms of number of students on a single campus and is situated on 50+acres of green area on Deon of Bathinda. The institution has more than 10,000 students from and out of Punjab getting High class infrastructure. The institute offers more than 50 regular courses. BFGI is a residential institution with separate hostels for boys & girls with air conditions along with comforts and other facilities. The campus offers a host of hi-tech ultra modern facilities to ensure good quality & well-planned education to its students.

Meeting the demand of present scenario and realizing the worth of Regular College Education Baba Farid Group of Institutions is offering 50+ Regular courses to its students counting all the major courses which includes Bachelors in Technology (CSE, ECE, IT, CE, ME, EE), Masters in Technology (CSE, ECE), BBA, MBA, BCA, PGDCA, M.Sc (IT, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Airlines, Tourism & Hospitality Management, Service Industry Management), M.A in (English, Punjabi, Economics, History, Political Science), M.Com, PG Diploma in ( Retail Management, Journalism & Mass communication, Banking & Insurance, ABM (Agriculture), B.Ed, M.A. (Education), B.Sc in (Agriculture, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Medical & Non-Medical CSM, MCM, , Airlines, Tourism & Hospitality Management) , B.A., M.A in English, Punjabi, Economics, History, Political Science & Mathematics, B.Com, B.Com (Professional) being more. BFGI is also giving free laptops to all the students of B.Tech( IT, CS & ME) by understanding the need of today’s innovative technology.

BFGI is a unique institution where Innovative teaching methodologies is applied for students’ betterment and employability score card is used for the very 1st time in Punjab for enhancing soft skills of the students. Industrial visit, educational tours and practical exposures including working on live projects, guests’ lectures, seminars, International Conferences, Innovative machineries, Laboratories etc. are organized for the students other than academic knowledge for making all the students extremely competitive in this scenario.

BFGI is the only institution of Punjab where Skill development center is been established wherein the technical skills of the students is been enhanced up to the greatest level. BFGI has started skill development initiatives in collaboration with NSDA (National Skill Development Agency) and other councils wherein the students pursuing their degree is been diagnosed & trained for becoming job ready at industry level. BFGI has collaborated with different industries like SAP, Oracle, Microsoft being more & Industry Bodies includes NASSCOM, FICCI, CII, PHD Chamber etc. for proving high level industry training for making all the students worth standing among the entire industrialist in this competitive era.

So a student pursuing correspondent degree will surely be unable to avail all these great opportunities in his life offered by BFGI and other colleges too. Indeed, it has been exposed that skills that are frequently honed during a student’s higher education incorporate proficiencies that will assist them fully reach his or her respective career goals. These aptitudes include the talent to write effectively and convincingly, the ability to fashion a supported, valid argument, and the wherewithal to persevere in the face of overwhelming workloads, challenges or adversity.

Lastly, in the job hunt most applicants observe that connections to people within and outside their field are a great, almost unrivaled resource. Persons you meet during your career as a student—whether they be professors, instructors, fellow classmates or school administrators—can have a very positive effect on your future prospects. They can recommend your work, mention your name to others, and provide the resources necessary to find the perfect job. So, when calculating the cost-benefit ratio of continuing on or returning to school next semester, be sure to take into mind not only the future possible salary implications, but also the other skills and resources you may attain during the education process.  

Monday, 28 July 2014

BFGI's Gem is out to Serve Our Country!!!

Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Mahal of BFC nominated as a member of the Research Advisory Committee of DWR, Karnal
Agriculture in India has a significant history. In 2011, India ranked second worldwide in farm output. Agriculture and allied sectors like forestry and fisheries accounted for 16.6% of the GDP in 2009, about 50% of the total workforce. The economic contribution of agriculture to India's GDP is steadily declining with the country's broad-based economic growth. Still, agriculture is demographically the  broadest economic sector and plays a significant role in the overall socio-economic fabric of India.
Everyday millions of rural populance who depend on agricultural confronts technical, economical, social, cultural & traditional obstructions to improving their livelihoods. To cope with these obstacles, the rural poor draw on indigenous knowledge & innovative through local experimentation & adaption. Indigenous knowledge alone, however, is not enough to deal with the complex problem facing the agricultural sector. Emerging issues such as high food prices, climate change & demand for biofuels require complementary knowledge from formal agricultural research & development (R&D) & support from policies & other institutions. Formal & informal knowledge and innovation must therefore be linked to accelerate sustainable agricultural development. 
Knowledge, defined as organized or processed information or data, is fundamental in the pursuit of innovation. For innovation to occur, knowledge must be created, accumulated, shared & used. Innovation- new ideas, practices or products that are successfully introduced into economic & social processes- can involve technologies, organizations, institutions, or policies. Innovation means putting ideas, knowledge & technology to work in manner that brings about a significance improvement in performance or product quality. 
It is very creditable for Baba Farid Group of Institutions that one of its faculty members, Dr. Gursharan Singh Mahal from the Department of Agriculture, Baba Farid College, Deon, a Constituent of BFGI, has been nominated as a member of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal. The Primary job of this committee is to advise Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR), Karnal, to orient future Wheat Research Program. Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR) has the responsibility of coordinating Wheat Research throughout the country. It is worth mentioning that Dr. Gursharan Singh Mahal who retired as Director Seeds, PAU, Ludhiana, has 36 years of experience in wheat breeding and has been credited with the development of a number of Wheat Varieties.
Over 50 years since its independence, India has made immense progress towards food security. Indian population has tripled, but food-grain production more than quadrupled: there has thus been substantial increase in available food-grain per capita.
Prior to the mid-1960s India relied on imports and food aid to meet domestic requirements. However, two years of severe drought in 1965 and 1966 convinced India to reform its agricultural policy, and that India could not rely on foreign aid and foreign imports for food security. India adopted significant policy reforms focused on the goal of foodgrain self-sufficiency. This ushered in India's Green Revolution. It began with the decision to adopt superior yielding, disease resistant wheat varieties in combination with better farming knowledge to improve productivity. The Indian state of Punjab led India's green revolution and earned itself the distinction of being the country's bread basket.
India's agricultural economy is undergoing structural changes. Between 1970 and 2011, the GDP share of agriculture has fallen from 43 to 16%. This isn't because of reduced importance of agriculture, or a consequence of agricultural policy. This is largely because of the rapid economic growth in services, industrial output, and non-agricultural sectors in India between 2000 to 2010.
Agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan has played a vital role in the green revolution. Last year (2013) NDTV awarded 25 living legends of India for outstanding contribution to agriculture and making India a food sovereign Country.
India will be the top most country in the coming years in terms of food production. With the professors like Dr. Mahal the quality of food will be surely raised upto the highest level. It's really an honour for BFGI and the whole country to have such an eminent agricultural expert; Mr. Mahal as a member of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of Directorate of Wheat Research with the experince of more than 36 years.